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  • The Blackbaud Guide to Your Future Grants Management System

    The Blackbaud Guide to Your Future Grants Management System

    Blackbaud's guide to selecting the right grants management system (GMS)

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  • 2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

    2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

    2020 will be remembered as the year that changed grantmaking. Foundations are in the midst of a sudden and unexpected …

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  • Customer Spotlight: The San Diego Foundation

    Customer Spotlight: The San Diego Foundation

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  • Customer Spotlight: Central Carolina Community Foundation

    Customer Spotlight: Central Carolina Community Foundation

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  • ROI Case Study: Two Ten Footwear Foundation

    ROI Case Study: Two Ten Footwear Foundation

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  • Guide to Storytelling for Impact

    Guide to Storytelling for Impact

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  • How Foundations Can Use Storytelling to Effect Change

    How Foundations Can Use Storytelling to Effect Change

    If you spend any time working with foundations, you’ll notice a central thread in the stories told by their leaders, …

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  • The Power of Foundations as Community Conveners

    The Power of Foundations as Community Conveners

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  • Internal Controls for Grantmakers

    Internal Controls for Grantmakers

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  • How Blackbaud Helps the Joe Andruzzi Foundation1:35

    How Blackbaud Helps the Joe Andruzzi Foundation

    The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most. D

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  • Streamlining the Grants Process with Blackbaud Solutions1:49

    Streamlining the Grants Process with Blackbaud Solutions

    Senior Accountant Natalie Smith shares how Blackbaud solutions have help transform and streamline the grants process at The Duke Endowment. Learn more: https://www.blackbaud.com/customer-stories/the

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  • Achieving Operational Efficiency with Blackbaud Solutions2:10

    Achieving Operational Efficiency with Blackbaud Solutions

    Jacquie Klotzbach, Director of Systems Administration for Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, shares how Blackbaud solutions helps the Foundation work more efficiently and meet donor

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  • Customer Spotlight: The Community Foundation Herkimer & Oneida Counties

    Customer Spotlight: The Community Foundation Herkimer & Oneida Counties

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  • Foundations Total Solution Datasheet

    Foundations Total Solution Datasheet

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  • Convening a City to Cultivate the Next Generation of Talent: A Conversation with John Hancock

    Convening a City to Cultivate the Next Generation of Talent: A Conversation with John Hancock

    Read how multiple organizations and the city of Boston work together to equip the next workforce generation with the skills needed to succeed.

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  • Brands Taking Stands & Joining Movements: A Conversation with Grant Garrison of GOOD Corps

    Brands Taking Stands & Joining Movements: A Conversation with Grant Garrison of GOOD Corps

    Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud, speaks with Grant Garrison, managing director at GOOD Corps, about how brands can purposefully align themselves with causes and movements to advance social good.

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  • A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

    A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

    Susan McPherson talks about what works (and what doesn't) when corporate and nonprofit brands engage in hashtag activism on the Champions for Social Good podcast.

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  • Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation with Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

    Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation with Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

    Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Catherine LaCour, CMO at Blackbaud, about how organizations can strengthen the social economy by leveraging data, individual impact & radical collaboration.

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  • Configuration Vs. Customization: A Technology Guide

    Configuration Vs. Customization: A Technology Guide

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  • Social Activism and Community Engagement: A Conversation with Darrin Goss, President & CEO of Coastal Community Foundation

    Social Activism and Community Engagement: A Conversation with Darrin Goss, President & CEO of Coastal Community Foundation

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  • Blackbaud Grantmaking

    Blackbaud Grantmaking

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  • Is technology powering or hindering your organization?

    Is technology powering or hindering your organization?

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  • Trends in Corporate Engagement: A Conversation with Jenny Lawson, President of Networks at Points of Light

    Trends in Corporate Engagement: A Conversation with Jenny Lawson, President of Networks at Points of Light

    In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Jenny Lawson, president of Networks at Points of Light about trends in corporate engagement.

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  • Two Ten Footwear Foundation Customer Story

    Two Ten Footwear Foundation Customer Story

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Foundation Management Technology Vendor

    5 Questions to Ask Your Foundation Management Technology Vendor

    Ask your technology vendor—or your team—the following five questions to see if you could be getting more from the software powering your foundation.

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  • What a Midyear Review Could Mean for You, Your Leadership, and Your Funding Impact

    What a Midyear Review Could Mean for You, Your Leadership, and Your Funding Impact

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  • Blackbaud’s Commitment to Grantmaking Has Never Been Greater

    Exploring the new Blackbaud Grantmaking

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  • What Happens to Impact Stories When Corporations Align with the SDGs?

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  • Do you have a holistic view of your grantmaking activities? Here's why you should.

    Transparency is key to gaining efficiencies in your grantmaking workflow, but impossible to achieve without 360 insight into all of your grantmaking activities.

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  • 15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

    From Roger Hancock, who has achieved a 98% employee volunteer participation rate at CSAA Insurance Group over the last three years.

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  • The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

    To help shed a little light on the shift in focus we have seen in the corporate giving and engagement space, we turn to some of the beliefs and best practices of expert and thought leader Rachel...

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  • 6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

    6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

    Here are 6 technology recommendations for community foundations to consider to engage millennial donors.

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day

    For a number of years now, more organizations have been running their own giving days as part of their regular … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day first...

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  • Looking into the Crystal Ball: Public Policy and Foundations in 2021

    Looking into the Crystal Ball: Public Policy and Foundations in 2021

    It is 2021, a new year, a new Congress, and a new administration. As we look forward to a world … The post Looking into the Crystal Ball: Public Policy and Foundations in 2021 first appeared on...

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  • 7 Emerging Trends That Could Impact Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategies in 2021

    7 Emerging Trends That Could Impact Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategies in 2021

    It’s hard to believe we are already two months into 2021. Does it feel any different than 2020 did for you? For … The post 7 Emerging Trends That Could Impact Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising...

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 183: Moving Your Organization from Scarcity to Abundance

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 183: Moving Your Organization from Scarcity to Abundance

    Sometimes, change is hard – especially when it seems that there isn’t enough money or other resources to accomplish your … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 183: Moving Your Organization from...

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  • 5 Tips for Successful Online Giving Days

    5 Tips for Successful Online Giving Days

    Higher education giving has traditionally relied on major gifts, annual funds, and direct mail as the primary means of engaging … The post 5 Tips for Successful Online Giving Days first appeared...

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Goes the Distance to Make a Difference in Employee Engagement

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Goes the Distance to Make a Difference in Employee Engagement

    As we continue to highlight ways corporations can encourage employee health and wellness throughout early 2021, we wanted to share … The post Thermo Fisher Scientific Goes the Distance to Make a...

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 182: Using Data and Personas to Retain “COVID Donors”

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 182: Using Data and Personas to Retain “COVID Donors”

    Over the past year, a lot of experts have joined the show to talk about the different ways that social … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 182: Using Data and Personas to Retain “COVID Donors”...

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  • Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer and Shifted Employee Expectations

    Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer and Shifted Employee Expectations

    With media and governments trust reaching an all-time low, businesses have become the most trusted institutions in the world. Corporations … The post Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer and Shifted...

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 181: Interpersonal Skills for Today’s Changing Workplace

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 181: Interpersonal Skills for Today’s Changing Workplace

    Interpersonal and communications skills are essential skills that are vitally important for achieving success in the workplace. But what are … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 181:...

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  • 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Organization’s Web Content

    5 Ways to Supercharge Your Organization’s Web Content

    There is a direct link between the content your constituents are consuming on your website and how they feel about … The post 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Organization’s Web Content first appeared...

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 180: How to Grow an Online Community

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 180: How to Grow an Online Community

    There’s no question that online communities are more important than they’ve ever been in the past. These communities can offer … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 180: How to Grow an Online...

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  • 4 Steps for Starting an Employee Relief Fund

    4 Steps for Starting an Employee Relief Fund

    Last week, sgEngage released a podcast episode featuring Holly Welch Stubbing, CEO of E4E Relief. In the episode, Holly spoke … The post 4 Steps for Starting an Employee Relief Fund first appeared...

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  • Q&A with sgLEADERS: Alicia Dicks, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

    Q&A with sgLEADERS: Alicia Dicks, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

    The “Q&A with sgLEADERS” series on sgENGAGE aims to provide readers, including the next generation of social good leaders, with … The post Q&A with sgLEADERS: Alicia Dicks, The Community...

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  • Taking Doctors’ Day Beyond the Direct Mail Appeal

    Taking Doctors’ Day Beyond the Direct Mail Appeal

    If you’re going to try something new, now is the time! Last year you likely had to shake up your … The post Taking Doctors’ Day Beyond the Direct Mail Appeal first appeared on npENGAGE.

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  • 2021 Strategic Planning, COVID-style

    2021 Strategic Planning, COVID-style

    With 2020 finally over and the COVID-19 vaccine on the way, there is certainly cause for optimism in 2021. Still, …

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  • 4 Ways to Further Your Nonprofit Career with Continued Learning

    4 Ways to Further Your Nonprofit Career with Continued Learning

    Have you heard the expression, “You learn something new every day?” It’s true. And if you don’t feel that it’s …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 179: Exploring Employee Relief Funds

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 179: Exploring Employee Relief Funds

    Employees are a business’s most valuable asset, which is why more companies are starting to implement employee relief programs to …

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  • Nonprofit Web Design: 3 Common Challenges & Solutions

    Nonprofit Web Design: 3 Common Challenges & Solutions

    Nonprofit fundraising and development is hard work, especially amid all of the challenges that have been thrown our way over …

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  • New Year, New Format for In-Person Peer-to-Peer Events (With Examples!)

    New Year, New Format for In-Person Peer-to-Peer Events (With Examples!)

    As the calendar changed, so too did the outlook of many hopeful people, eager for the changes this year may …

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  • Five Ways to Promote Wellness in Your Organization this New Year

    Five Ways to Promote Wellness in Your Organization this New Year

    Corporate social responsibility has taken on a completely new look since we all started staying the social six feet apart …

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